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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
31. Unemployed persons by age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, marital status, and duration of unemployment
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2018
Unemployed Weeks
Total Less than
5 weeks
5 to 14
weeks
15 weeks and over Average
(mean)
duration
Median
duration
Total 15 to 26
weeks
27 weeks
and over

AGE AND SEX

Total, 16 years and over

6,314 2,170 1,876 2,268 917 1,350 22.7 9.3

16 to 19 years

759 358 247 155 84 71 11.6 5.3

20 to 24 years

1,048 403 331 314 151 163 16.7 8.1

25 to 34 years

1,450 487 428 535 226 309 21.4 9.6

35 to 44 years

1,003 329 304 370 156 214 22.6 9.7

45 to 54 years

938 268 270 400 138 262 28.7 11.4

55 to 64 years

789 212 214 364 123 241 33.0 12.8

65 years and over

327 113 83 130 40 91 31.0 9.7

Men, 16 years and over

3,398 1,136 1,001 1,260 521 739 23.1 9.7

16 to 19 years

422 194 139 89 50 39 12.1 5.8

20 to 24 years

596 208 184 204 94 111 19.0 9.1

25 to 34 years

763 254 223 286 126 160 22.3 9.8

35 to 44 years

515 170 157 188 79 109 21.7 9.7

45 to 54 years

490 138 135 217 77 140 29.1 12.0

55 to 64 years

435 117 117 201 70 131 32.2 12.9

65 years and over

177 57 46 75 25 49 32.6 10.6

Women, 16 years and over

2,916 1,034 875 1,007 396 611 22.1 8.9

16 to 19 years

338 164 108 66 34 31 10.9 4.9

20 to 24 years

452 196 146 110 57 53 13.7 6.7

25 to 34 years

687 234 205 249 100 149 20.5 9.4

35 to 44 years

488 159 147 182 77 106 23.4 9.6

45 to 54 years

448 130 135 183 61 122 28.2 10.7

55 to 64 years

354 95 96 162 53 109 34.1 12.7

65 years and over

150 57 37 56 15 41 29.0 8.6

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, 16 years and over

4,354 1,552 1,316 1,486 627 859 21.5 8.8

Men

2,380 820 716 844 365 479 21.9 9.2

Women

1,973 732 599 642 262 380 20.9 8.3

Black or African American, 16 years and over

1,322 409 374 540 191 349 25.9 10.8

Men

676 208 193 276 99 176 26.0 10.9

Women

646 201 181 264 92 173 25.8 10.7

Asian, 16 years and over

304 88 94 122 48 75 27.3 10.9

Men

159 44 47 68 27 41 29.6 11.5

Women

146 44 47 55 21 33 24.7 10.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

1,323 508 390 425 191 234 19.1 8.2

Men

695 273 196 226 101 125 19.1 8.1

Women

628 234 195 199 90 109 19.2 8.2

MARITAL STATUS

Men, 16 years and over

Married, spouse present(1)

959 313 274 373 151 222 24.1 10.0

Widowed, divorced, or separated(2)

487 146 140 201 79 122 27.8 11.0

Never married

1,952 678 588 687 291 396 21.6 9.2

Women, 16 years and over

Married, spouse present(1)

897 313 282 303 121 182 22.5 8.8

Widowed, divorced, or separated(2)

587 180 169 238 86 152 26.4 10.4

Never married

1,432 541 424 467 189 278 20.1 8.3

Footnotes
(1) Refers to persons in opposite-sex married couples only.
(2) Separated includes persons who are married, spouse absent.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: January 18, 2019